On yesterday evening's walk, these beautiful wild irises were flowering in the Constantia green belt. They occur naturally on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain but are not always this yellow - just when we are playing soccer I think. (Other colour forms are blue and white.) They are called "soetuintjie" in Afrikaans which means sweet little onion, as they are apparently edible. Fugax is Latin for "fleeting" as the flowers only last one afternoon.
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